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A pathway for every pupil

We build confidence and find interests that will lead to a rewarding work life.

This process begins from the moment a student starts at PSC.

This process begins from the moment a student starts at PSC.

We build confidence and find interests that will lead to a rewarding work life.

This process begins from the moment a student starts at PSC.

We build confidence and find interests that will lead to a rewarding work life.

Purpose

The College aims for its students to achieve at least one qualification after their secondary schooling.

Support

The PSC Careers Centre is open every school day during recess and lunch for students to access staff and information.

Counselling

Year 10 and 11 students receive one-to-one course counselling sessions with our career and pathways team.

Resources

For more career information, resources and links, check out our detailed careers and pathways website.

Where are they now?

Pakenham Secondary College views careers, pathways and transitions as a vital part of student learning. Read here about the journeys being taken by some recent College graduates.

Kenneth Rueda

University

Kenneth is studying Biomedical Science at Monash University, a three year course that offers a pathway into medicine and a further four years of tuition. Kenneth’s advice: work hard, keep good study habits and follow your dreams!

Karen Mulder

TAFE

As part of her VETis programme in years 11 and 12, Karen did a Certificate II in Animal Studies. She is now studying a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services at Box Hill Institute and hopes to one day work at Collingwood Children’s Farm.

Dean Jackson

University

Dean is doing a Bachelor of Sport Science/Bachelor of Psychological Studies double degree at Victoria University, which will take four years to finish. Despite the differences to school, Dean has adapted successfully and enjoys his study.

Aaron Dunkley

University

Having completed a VET Certificate in Engineering at PSC, Aaron has begun a two-year Advanced Diploma in Engineering Technology (Civil) at RMIT. He hopes to move into the degree course and work as a project manager, construction manager or design engineer.

Options and outcomes

Pakenham Secondary College students have many study options. The College packages its senior school curriculum around a series of programmes, rather than individual subjects. That way, students undertake a programme of study that is linked to their hopes and dreams.

The Year 11-12 Student Course Selection Handbook is a great resource with lots of useful details for senior students.

Click here to discover your Senior School Pathway

VCE is the traditional pathway for students in years 11 and 12, and must be completed to receive an ATAR score for a tertiary course at university or TAFE. Click here to discover your Senior School Pathway
Students who wish to go to TAFE, get an apprenticeship or take on-the-job training when they leave school should consider VCAL, a hands-on approach to learning. Read more.
VET gives students the chance to start a TAFE qualification while they are still at school, and is a recognised pathway to employment, further education and training. Read more.
School-based apprenticeships allow students to complete a senior school certificate while doing part time paid work and completing a nationally recognised qualification. Read more.

PSC Careers Centre

The Careers Centre is loaded with great resources for students, and a careers team member is able to assist students throughout the day.

All information is independent, accurate and up-to-date. We hope the knowledge gained from the Careers Centre gives students lifelong learning options and helps with the choices they make in the future. Remember also to check out the College’s great online careers resource.

The College’s careers practitioners are Ms Lesley McKay and Ms Jennie Bruce.